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Windows 7: Can I make USB drive open Windows Explorer view?

17 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 
Can I make USB drive open Windows Explorer view?

Can I make USB drive open Windows Explorer view?
I'm aware that aurorun has been disabled for usb drives in windows 7, Is there any way to make it just open the Windows Explorer view of the contents automatically when plugged in? I dont want it to run any programs just show me what's on it. If Windows 7 cant do it is there any 3rd party software that will enable this?
Thanks.


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17 Aug 2013   #2

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Control Panel/Hardware & Sound/Auto Play, then choose open in Win explorer under other devises..
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17 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Thanks, but there is no 'Other Devices' category listed under 'Autoplay' in the 'Control Panel'.
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17 Aug 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

In autoplay, under mixed content choose open folder to view files. That's what I did...
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17 Aug 2013   #5

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

I already tried that, it doesn't work for me on either of my USB flash drives.
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17 Aug 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

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17 Aug 2013   #7

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

You can use Autoplay,
More options should be displayed,
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But for the most part you can simply open windows explorer manually and Close autoplay and access the usb drive under the Computer section on the Navigation pane.


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17 Aug 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

What USB are you using?
Is it a Sandisk USB with U3 software or a generic type?
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17 Aug 2013   #9

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

OK, so I'm now getting the autoplay dialog box when I insert my generic usb flash drives, it gives me 2 choices: Open in folder view and Use the drive for backup. I just want it to automatically open the USB drive folder view (no matter what's on it) - I have every option in 'Autoplay' set to: "Open folder to view files in windows explorer" but it still insists on asking me - didn't there used to be a tick box that said "do this action every time" or something like that?
Also is there any specific autorun.inf code that will simply open the folder view?
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17 Aug 2013   #10

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vortechs View Post
didn't there used to be a tick box that said "do this action every time" or something like that?
Also is there any specific autorun.inf code that will simply open the folder view?
I get the "do this every time" for certain items,

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Microsoft removed the autorun.inf in windows 7 for safety reasons,

Windows 7 USB Autorun.inf


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